|Making Christmas Tree Ornaments|
This 1950s amateur film (presumably made by Chicago amateur filmmaker Margaret Conneely) stars an unenthused housewife and a dry narration track. Combined, they show us how to make a wide array of homemade ornaments, centerpieces, wreaths and more! From our Margaret Conneely Collection. Chicago Film Archives holds the copyright for the films created by Margaret Conneely.
Keywords: Amateur films; Christmas; House wives; 1950s
Downloads: 327 (2 reviews)
|Teddy Bears at Play - Australian National Travel Association|
Extended footage of koalas in their habitat as the song "Teddy Bear Picnic" plays. Sponsored by the Australian National Travel Association. Found within CFA's Margaret Conneely Collection
Keywords: Animals; Tourism
|Fairy Princess - Margaret Conneely|
Restored to its original glory by the National Film Preservation Foundation back in 2005, this little Christmas film is one of our holiday favorites. Margaret Conneely (Chicago amateur filmmaker & CFA Collection namesake) frames stop-motion animation and trick photography with live action footage to fuel her very own Christmas fairy tale. FAIRY PRINCESS (1956) was Margaret Conneely's most successful amateur film, winning a slew of local awards, and being named one of the Photographic Society of ...
Keywords: Amateur Films; Christmas
|Student Life at Loyola University Medical School|
Promotional film for Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine made circa 1955 by John A. Maurer, and assisted directed by Margaret Conneely. Narrator William B. Rich, M.D. takes the viewer on a tour of what student life is like, providing facts about the school over footage of the application process, student facilities, observation and hands on experience in the operating room. bedside learning, and graduation...
Keywords: Chicago; Universities & colleges; Medicine; Sponsored
Downloads: 506 (1 review)
|Chicago: The City to See in '63 - Margaret Conneely|
A "city symphony" film, produced to encourage Photographic Society of America members to attend their 1963 conference in Chicago. The film edits together beautiful and dynamic footage of Chicago and then combines this with a deadpan commentary that pokes fun at commercial travel films: "Chicago is my town," the narrator says wryly, "and no other town will do." Margaret Conneely was awarded a special prize by the Photographic Society of America for this film...
Keywords: Amateur Films; Chicago
|Secrets of Nature|
A film that celebrates the work of John Ott while documenting the different uses of stop-motion photography- from cancer research to the effects of fertilizer on bean sprouts. In the film we see John Ott hard at work in his Chicago suburban home. Found in Chicago Film Archives' Margaret Conneely Collection.
Keywords: Chicago; Photography; Plants; Flowers
|Gypsamania - Fritz|
16mm. home movie of a trailer trip vacation through South Dakota and Wyoming with footage of historic sites in national parks. Footage includes scenes of the Badlands of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore, and Yellowstone National Park sites like Yellowstone River, Mammoth Hot Springs, Inspiration Point, Apollinaris Springs, erupting Old Faithful and bears interacting with tourists. Opening title cards read "Fritz's Photologue of a ten month's trailer trip-through the U.S...
Keywords: Home Movies; Travelogue; Tourism; National Parks & Reserves; 1940s
|Mister E - Margaret Conneely|
A domestic black comedy, MISTER E (1950s) expresses some of the edgier mischief and discontent that women of the 1950s could rarely express openly. This short film narrates the revenge acted out by a young wife, left at home while her husband is at a card game; by staging a rendezvous with a mannequin, this woman provokes an eruption of jealousy and violence before bringing about the desired marital tenderness...
Keywords: Amateur Films; 1950s; House Wives
|Chicago Railroad Pageant [fragment] - Unknown|
This educational film documents the "Wheels-a-Rolling" pageant of the Chicago Railroad Fair of 1948 and 1949. Sponsored by some 38 railroad companies along with suppliers such as The Budd Company and The Pullman Company, the fair drew thousands to its Lake Michigan shoreline location for a celebration of "100 years of railroad progress." The lengthy "Wheels-a-Rolling" pageant, written by railroad historian and visionary Edward Hungerford, presented an overview of rail and other transportation de...
Keywords: Chicago; Railroads; Transportation; Historical Reenactments